Probably the smallest oil painting I have completed to date, Sign of Life was intended to be a surreal spin on the idea of discovering life or the importance of living things to us. In the image a very tiny shadowy figure is seen standing beneath and looking up at a tremendous tree. The colors in the air behind the tree are intentionally contrasting to draw up the drama of the scene, the almost tense nature of the image. The fact that the tree stands on the very edge of a canyon whose depth we can’t tell is related to the delicate nature of life in general.
This painting is oil on canvas and measures 11″ by 14″.